Anti-Lamin A + C antibody ab68417 Product datasheet 2 Images Overview

Product datasheet
Anti-Lamin A + C antibody ab68417
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Product name
Anti-Lamin A + C antibody
Rabbit polyclonal to Lamin A + C
Tested applications
Species reactivity
Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
Synthetic peptide corresponding to Human Lamin A + C aa 455-469 (C terminal).
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Storage instructions
Shipped at 4°C. Upon delivery aliquot and store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid repeated freeze / thaw
Storage buffer
Preservative: 0.02% Sodium Azide, 0.01% Thimerosal (merthiolate)
Constituents: 1% BSA, 0.18% Sodium chloride, 0.04% Dibasic monohydrogen sodium
Immunogen affinity purified
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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use a concentration of 0.1 - 0.5 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 74 kDa.
Use a concentration of 0.5 - 1 µg/ml.
Lamins are components of the nuclear lamina, a fibrous layer on the nucleoplasmic side of the
inner nuclear membrane, which is thought to provide a framework for the nuclear envelope and
may also interact with chromatin. Lamin A and C are present in equal amounts in the lamina of
mammals. Play an important role in nuclear assembly, chromatin organization, nuclear
membrane and telomere dynamics.
Prelamin-A/C can accelerate smooth muscle cell senescence. It acts to disrupt mitosis and
induce DNA damage in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), leading to mitotic failure,
genomic instability, and premature senescence.
Tissue specificity
In the arteries, prelamin-A/C accumulation is not observed in young healthy vessels but is
prevalent in medial vascular smooth muscle celle (VSMCs) from aged individuals and in
atherosclerotic lesions, where it often colocalizes with senescent and degenerate VSMCs.
Prelamin-A/C expression increases with age and disease. In normal aging, the accumulation of
prelamin-A/C is caused in part by the down-regulation of ZMPSTE24/FACE1 in response to
oxidative stress.
Involvement in disease
Defects in LMNA are the cause of Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy type 2 (EDMD2)
[MIM:181350]. A degenerative myopathy characterized by weakness and atrophy of muscle
without involvement of the nervous system, early contractures of the elbows, Achilles tendons and
spine, and cardiomyopathy associated with cardiac conduction defects.
Defects in LMNA are the cause of cardiomyopathy dilated type 1A (CMD1A) [MIM:115200].
Dilated cardiomyopathy is a disorder characterized by ventricular dilation and impaired systolic
function, resulting in congestive heart failure and arrhythmia. Patients are at risk of premature
Defects in LMNA are the cause of familial partial lipodystrophy type 2 (FPLD2) [MIM:151660];
also known as familial partial lipodystrophy Dunnigan type. A disorder characterized by the loss
of subcutaneous adipose tissue in the lower parts of the body (limbs, buttocks, trunk). It is
accompanied by an accumulation of adipose tissue in the face and neck causing a double chin,
fat neck, or cushingoid appearance. Adipose tissue may also accumulate in the axillae, back,
labia majora, and intraabdominal region. Affected patients are insulin-resistant and may develop
glucose intolerance and diabetes mellitus after age 20 years, hypertriglyceridemia, and low
levels of high density lipoprotein cholesterol.
Defects in LMNA are the cause of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 1B (LGMD1B)
[MIM:159001]. LGMD1B is an autosomal dominant degenerative myopathy with age-related
atrioventricular cardiac conduction disturbances, dilated cardiomyopathy, and the absence of
early contractures. LGMD1B is characterized by slowly progressive skeletal muscle weakness of
the hip and shoulder girdles. Muscle biopsy shows mild dystrophic changes.
Defects in LMNA are the cause of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2B1 (CMT2B1)
[MIM:605588]. CMT2B1 is a form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, the most common inherited
disorder of the peripheral nervous system. Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is classified in two
main groups on the basis of electrophysiologic properties and histopathology: primary
peripheral demyelinating neuropathy or CMT1, and primary peripheral axonal neuropathy or
CMT2. Neuropathies of the CMT2 group are characterized by signs of axonal regeneration in the
absence of obvious myelin alterations, normal or slightly reduced nerve conduction velocities,
and progressive distal muscle weakness and atrophy. CMT2B1 inheritance is autosomal
Defects in LMNA are the cause of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) [MIM:176670].
HGPS is a rare genetic disorder characterized by features reminiscent of marked premature
aging. Note=HGPS is caused by the toxic accumulation of a mutant form of lamin-A/C. This
mutant protein, called progerin, acts to deregulate mitosis and DNA damage signaling, leading
to premature cell death and senescence. Progerin lacks the conserved ZMPSTE24/FACE1
cleavage site and therefore remains permanently farnesylated. Thus, although it can enter the
nucleus and associate with the nuclear envelope, it cannot incorporate normally into the nuclear
Defects in LMNA are the cause of cardiomyopathy dilated with hypergonadotropic
hypogonadism (CMDHH) [MIM:212112]. A disorder characterized by the association of genital
anomalies, hypergonadotropic hypogonadism and dilated cardiomyopathy. Patients can present
other variable clinical manifestations including mental retardation, skeletal anomalies,
scleroderma-like skin, graying and thinning of hair, osteoporosis. Dilated cardiomyopathy is
characterized by ventricular dilation and impaired systolic function, resulting in congestive heart
failure and arrhythmia.
Defects in LMNA are the cause of mandibuloacral dysplasia with type A lipodystrophy (MADA)
[MIM:248370]. A disorder characterized by mandibular and clavicular hypoplasia,
acroosteolysis, delayed closure of the cranial suture, progeroide appearance, partial alopecia,
soft tissue calcinosis, joint contractures, and partial lipodystrophy with loss of subcutaneous fat
from the extremities. Adipose tissue in the face, neck and trunk is normal or increased.
Defects in LMNA are a cause of lethal tight skin contracture syndrome (LTSCS) [MIM:275210];
also known as restrictive dermopathy (RD). Lethal tight skin contracture syndrome is a rare
disorder mainly characterized by intrauterine growth retardation, tight and rigid skin with
erosions, prominent superficial vasculature and epidermal hyperkeratosis, facial features (small
mouth, small pinched nose and micrognathia), sparse/absent eyelashes and eyebrows,
mineralization defects of the skull, thin dysplastic clavicles, pulmonary hypoplasia, multiple joint
contractures and an early neonatal lethal course. Liveborn children usually die within the first
week of life. The overall prevalence of consanguineous cases suggested an autosomal
recessive inheritance.
Defects in LMNA are the cause of heart-hand syndrome Slovenian type (HHS-Slovenian)
[MIM:610140]. Heart-hand syndrome (HHS) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous
disorder characterized by the co-occurrence of a congenital cardiac disease and limb
Defects in LMNA are the cause of muscular dystrophy congenital LMNA-related (CMD-LMNA)
[MIM:613205]. It is a form of congenital muscular dystrophy. Patients present at birth, or within
the first few months of life, with hypotonia, muscle weakness and often with joint contractures.
Sequence similarities
Belongs to the intermediate filament family.
Increased phosphorylation of the lamins occurs before envelope disintegration and probably
plays a role in regulating lamin associations.
Proteolytic cleavage of the C-terminal of 18 residues of prelamin-A/C results in the production of
lamin-A/C. The prelamin-A/C maturation pathway includes farnesylation of CAAX motif,
ZMPSTE24/FACE1 mediated cleavage of the last three amino acids, methylation of the Cterminal cysteine and endoproteolytic removal of the last 15 C-terminal amino acids. Proteolytic
cleavage requires prior farnesylation and methylation, and absence of these blocks cleavage.
Sumoylation is necessary for the localization to the nuclear envelope.
Farnesylation of prelamin-A/C facilitates nuclear envelope targeting.
Cellular localization
Nucleus. Nucleus envelope. Farnesylation of prelamin-A/C facilitates nuclear envelope targeting
and subsequent cleaveage by ZMPSTE24/FACE1 to remove the farnesyl group produces
mature lamin-A/C, which can then be inserted into the nuclear lamina. EMD is required for
proper localization of non-farnesylated prelamin-A/C.
Anti-Lamin A + C antibody images
All lanes : Anti-Lamin A + C antibody
(ab68417) at 2 µg/ml
Lane 1 : Tissue lysates prepared from Rat
Lane 2 : Whole cell lysates prepared from
Human Hela cells.
Lane 3 : Whole cell lysates prepared from
Human SW620 cells.
Lane 4 : Whole cell lysates prepared from
Human SMMC cells.
Western blot - Lamin A + C antibody (ab68417)
Lysates/proteins at 50 µg per lane.
HRP conjugated Goat anti-rabbit IgG at
1/3000 dilution
Predicted band size : 74 kDa
ab68417 at 1µg/ml staining Lamin A+C in
Human mammary cancer tissue sections by
Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/ PFA fixed
paraffin-embedded tissue sections). The
tissue underwent antigen retrieval by boiling.
A Biotin-conjugated Goat anti-rabbit IgG was
used as secondary at 1/200 dilution.
Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed
paraffin-embedded sections) - Lamin A + C
antibody (ab68417)
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